Raise your hand if you have gotten the “iCloud storage almost full” alert on your iPhone in the past week!
Or if you’ve gotten the “iCloud storage almost full” alert for the past 3 months but have been avoiding doing anything about it!
I could make a lot of excuses as to why that’s happened, but you guys, most of my life is in boxes right now. I wanted to wear some old tennis shoes to walk gracie in the rain, and I couldn’t find them in our mountain of stuff. Everyone feel bad for me.
If you missed it, we moved from Topeka to Kansas City the beginning of March. It’s been a straight up God given gift. We are living with family while we look to buy a house. I’ll give a photo tour of our new pad soon.
There’s so much change right now, but still a few constants keeping me grounded. I was reminded of that while flipping through old photos on my phone today. Because you know, I had to delete hundreds of pics to make room in my iCloud like a responsible adult.
But Trent. He has kept me sane. He has been patient and loyal. No amount of change could change the way he loves me.
This is the photo on my phone that I came across today.
He has no idea I took this picture back in November. Here’s what happened in that photo. We were driving home from a weekend spent with my mom, on her last chemo treatment. We stopped at a gas station on our way back to Topeka. Trent is filling his car up, and a family pulls in front of us – a mom and 2 daughters. He knocks on my window.
“Hey, I think I’m supposed to pay for this woman’s gas.”
Umm, ok, sure.
AND HE DOES IT.
Sometimes I think God speaks to us quietly. It’s only a few seconds before our conscious steps in and says it’s too embarrassing. Too crazy. Just irrational.
But in those few seconds, that’s where real change is made. That’s when we make the choice to be obedient or lazy. Strong or weak. Loving or ignorant.
My husband chose to be obedient. He uncomfortably asked that woman if he could pay for her gas. She said yes.
And here’s a photo Trent has never seen. The one that could make me cry.
My professionally dressed man, lovingly pumping the gas to the car of this little girl and her family.
When we love Jesus, we outpour love. We choose love over being uncomfortable. We choose love over money. We choose love over our own pride.
I’m thankful I got to witness you choose love that day, Trent.